Lessons from South Asia

Published: June 21, 2010

A theater troupe performing plays about men who have sex with men.  A group of injecting drug users in Bangladesh drawing attention to their plight with red mannequins.  And a beauty pageant in Nepal –with only transgendered contestants.

In South Asia, a number of different initiatives are now under way in attempting to reduce stigma around HIV/AIDS. At a panel last week at the Global Health Council annual conference, representatives from the World Bank and the International Center for Research on Women presented results from their joint project called the South Asia Regional Development Marketplace Partnership (SARDM).

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